Travel by train along the ancient route of the Silk Road, from Turkmenistan through to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and see not only the cultural sights and cities of Central Asia but also the incredible variations in scenery as you cross deserts, mountains and steppe.
Travel in comfort aboard the Orient Silk
Road Express train along the legendary
Silk Road, avoiding the lengthy road
journeys through the rough desert
terrain of Uzbekistan. Explore some of
Travel across windswept deserts and
through towering mountains, savour
the aromatic spice bazaars, marvel at
some of Central Asia’s most historic
monuments and discover the secrets of
As rail tours go, experiencing Persia and the Silk Road on board the Golden Eagle is truly stunning. Combining one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation with the remarkable...
Following one of ancient civilisation's trading routes, this luxury rail journey starts in Russia and finishes in China, taking in the former USSR states. Highlights of the tour include some of the...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.